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Research Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics


The Human Genome Project started in the 1980s, trying to decode all human genetic information. As part of that, the development of DNA sequencers, the hardware to read DNA sequences, has advanced at the same time. The speed of that development has been remarkable, with tenfold increases in efficiency realized in about two years, which is five times faster than the speed of the development of computers. However, as a result, the nurturing of human resources to use this hardware and the development of software that analyzes the data output, has not keep up. Consequently, one of our big aims at this Research Center is to develop young researchers with mastery of the latest technologies required in genome sciences.